Name:Rickettsiaprowazekii da Rocha-Lima 1916 (Approved Lists 1980)
Proposed as: sp. nov.
Etymology:pro.wa.zek’i.i.N.L. gen. masc. n.prowazekii, of Prowazek, named after Stanislav von Prowazek, an early investigator of the etiology of typhus who died of typhus contracted in the course of his studies
Da Rocha-Lima H. Zur Aetiologie des Fleckfiebers. Berliner Klinische Wochenschrift 1916; 53:567-569.
Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.
validly published under the ICNP, conserved name
Hördt et al. 2020
Hordt A, Lopez MG, Meier-Kolthoff JP, Schleuning M, Weinhold LM, Tindall BJ, Gronow S, Kyrpides NC, Woyke T, Goker M. Analysis of 1,000+ Type-Strain Genomes Substantially Improves Taxonomic Classification of Alphaproteobacteria. Front Microbiol 2020; 11:468.
Oren A, Garrity GM. List of changes in taxonomic opinion no. 32. Notification of changes in taxonomic opinion previously published outside the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:4061-4090.
The type strain designation has been misidentified as Brein-1 or Brein 1 in some publications, which could be due to the font in which it was written. This strain was isolated from a patient in Warsaw, Poland during the epidemic of 1919-1921, was obtained by Dr. Breinl in 1926 from the Institute of Hygiene, Warsaw, Poland, transferred to Dr. Maxcy in 1928, and was donated to the ATCC collection in 1962 by Dr. E. J. Bell of the Rocky Mountain Laboratory.Publication:
Euzeby JP. List of Bacterial Names with Standing in Nomenclature: a folder available on the Internet. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1997; 47:590-592.
Conserved epithet (Judicial Opinion 19). Only conservation of a name and an epithet, and each over one earlier homotypic synonym.Publication:
Judicial Commission. Judicial Opinion No. 19. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1958; 8:158-159.
In the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names, the type strain is erroneously cited as ATCC VR 142 (without dash). — The type strain ATCC VR-142 is uncataloged. — Nicholson WL. Personal communication, 2007-12-12.
The full TRBA 466 classification is: risk group = 3, note = "Z".